School's out for Easter: What to do these school holidays

article3It always feels like the school term between the Christmas holidays and Easter is the shortest, which can make it particularly nerve-racking when it comes to finding ways to occupy the kids over the Easter school holidays.

Fortunately, Brisbane City Council try and put on a few interesting events to coincide with the school holidays. Here are just a couple of activities that will appeal to the kindergarteners right through to the teenagers.

Black Holes: Journeys to the unknown – this show, which is narrated by Geoffrey Rush, imagines a place where time stands still; where universal order breaks down; and where the unimaginable becomes reality. It’s kind of George Orwell’s 1984, but for kids.

When: Friday, April 4 at 1.30pm
Where: Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
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Brisbane Twilight Markets – for the older kids, take a stroll through Brisbane’s King George Square which comes alive with the buzz and excitement of Queensland’s creative community between 5pm and 9pm, and top it off with dinner at one of the nearby restaurants.

When: Friday, April 4 at 5pm
Where: King George Square
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Holiday Art Workshop – over two days, the Brisbane Institute of Art gets your kids to embrace their creative side, with painting, drawing, construction using wood, clay modeling and more.

When: Monday, April 14 and Tuesday, April 15 at 9.30am
Where: Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor
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Teen Boot Camp – for kids 8 years and older, get the kids off the Xbox and out in the sunshine. Hosted by ‘Life Be In It’ Funworks, the kids participate in a number of team challenges, including dodge ball, tug-of-war, volleyball, a surfing challenge and much more, which are guaranteed to keep them amused and active.

When: Saturday, April 12 at 10am
Where: Hawthorne Park, 140 Riding Road
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